‘Politicians are incorrect’ accountable forecasters for inaccurate predictions of Ida’s threats: ex-meteorologist

Gary Szatkowski, who was a leading federal forecaster in New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy, called on New York politicians for claiming that forecasters were unable to determine the times and intensity of the Ida‘s threats.

“The politicians are wrong,” said Szatkowski in an interview with CNBC on Friday evening “The news with Shepard Smith.” “There have been a lot of warnings, there have been a lot of predictions, a lot of warnings about Ida when it came into the region with the potential for heavy rain.”

At least 13 people in the The New York City area was killed when the remains of Hurricane Ida hit the city with record rains and floods. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio repeated Friday that city officials had no idea what was going to happen in New York on Wednesday night.

“Here’s what we didn’t know we would have literally shocking and unprecedented rainfall,” de Blasio said during a media availability. “We had an hour-long period on Wednesday night that set the all-time record for a single hour in history, the recorded history of New York City, and no one expected that.”

Szatkowski pointed out accurate predictions by meteorologists and weather experts before the storm for dangerous, even fatal rainfall in the New York area.

He also noted that New York officials could simply “look west” to see what was happening and issue warnings to residents hours before the rain hit the city.

“There was flash floods, torrential rains, water rescues first in Pennsylvania, then in Philadelphia itself, and then in New Jersey, and then it came to New York City, and there are hours and hours you could watch this come to New York City and be prepared and know what will happen, “said Szatkowski, a former National Weather Service meteorologist.

Mayor de Blasio’s office did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment

What retains politicians in Washington? Cash and energy

It is often said that the lure of power is an extremely attractive and intoxicating force in politics. Surely there are many who yearn for power over others and have a narcissistic need for attention.

However, a second word is missing from the attractant formula: money! Lots and lots of money.

If an ambitious politician thinks he can get rich with a member of the Congress, he is wrong. The real money is likely in transplant and corruption.

It was puzzling to see that so many longtime members of Congress could possibly be so enriched. There are apparently two ways to do this.

The old-fashioned way is to pass laws that exempt Congressmen from insider trading. In other words, these politicians are familiar with legal information before they ever see a committee. With this inside knowledge, stocks can be traded, real estate bought or sold, and a convenient bundle amassed.

There’s also the selling of influence – a profitable business in Washington and many state governments. However, voters don’t like the idea that people are elected to office to make laws that pass money to the same lawmakers. Hence, the incentive is to hide the process from sight.

The Biden family has apparently sold influence. The stalking horse was Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

The famous video clip of Joe Biden boasting before a Council on Foreign Relations meeting about how he would ensure that loan guarantees from Ukraine were withheld if a prosecutor was not fired who was investigating a company affiliated with his son Hunter . Former Obama government officials and an anti-corruption lawyer in Ukraine said the prosecutor was fired for failing to prosecute allegations of corruption against government officials.

Many questions have also surfaced about that Bidens did business in Chinaand how Hunter Biden was on the boards of a number of companies that did business in areas he had no knowledge of.

Let’s look at the most recent and egregious example of the wasting of our money, or should I say the debt that was spent on the recent COVID-19 relief bill.

Millions of dollars went to Pakistan for gender studies. Pakistan? “Really?” You can bet money will never study gender. Rather, most likely will go to the ruling junta and give a nice “tip” to the families of Congressmen who put them into legislation. Now that we know how to do it, the only way we can get close to such a practice is to oversee every financial transaction made by the families of our elected officials, even as they go through numerous bogus firms and businesses.

When you look at the entirety of both parties’ corruption in Washington, it’s no wonder Donald Trump is so popular. No amount of liberal nonsense can convince American workers that they are not doing better under the current administration. Yes, COVID-19 has taken its toll. But if Dr. Anthony Fauci fulfills lockout requirements under a Democratic President?

The Democrats’ hatred of Trump, the outsider, proves one thing: he knows where the moneybags are buried and that none of the politicians in Washington want them exhumed.